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Journey from Assen to Groningen with David Hembrow

By now if you haven't seen our Streetfilm "Groningen: The World's Cycling City" you should check it out.

One of the folks you'll see featured in that video is David Hembrow who has been reporting on cycling in the Netherlands for many years via one of the smartest transportation blogs out there "A View from the Cycle path". It's full of great knowledge you will want to devour. He also leads group bike tours of many cities in the Netherlands.

I was very fortunate to get to spend some time with him and we got along famously. Above is a video with some anecdotes and biking montages during our 20 mile bike journey from Assen to Groningen. It's only a small taste of what you'll experience in the Netherlands, but I think it will leave you craving more.

He currently has up a blog post full of all sorts of references and links to other posts that will give you a wealth of information about Groningen. Good stuff!

Clarence Eckerson Jr. has been making fantastical transportation media in NYC since the late 1990s. He's never had a driver's license and never will.

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  • Huib Zegers

    Nice film. Just one thing: the distance between Assen and Groningen is a little over 20 kilometers not miles!

  • http://www.streetfilms.org/ Clarence Eckerson Jr.

    It's 20 miles. Just looked it up. Another site has it at 28km as the crow files. We probably rode further than that since we saw so much.

  • The_PainfulTruth

    David Hembrow is a great guy. I buy most of the parts I need to keep my city bike going through his site (as you just can't otherwise get the parts here in the states). He is quick to answer questions as best he can, and as long as you buy several items, shipping is fair. He runs the site called dutch bike bits, he links to it from his blog. I suggest anyone with a dutch styled bicycle get their parts from him.

  • Andre Engels

    I think you're both right - 'as the crow flies' it´s about 20 km from nearest edge to nearest edge, and about 20 miles from center to center.